The great Albert Einstein once said ‘in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity‘. Aside from the tragic human consequences of the COVID–19 coronavirus epidemic, the economic uncertainty it has sparked is likely to cost the global economy over £1 trillion this year alone. Companies of all sizes from the likes of Flybe and Laura Ashley to local retailers are facing difficult decisions regarding their survival.
On Friday, January 12, micro business owners from around the world will join together in a social media extravaganza to celebrate #MicroBizMatters Day. Over eight hours of broadcasting will be hosted from XYZ Works & Social, 3 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3EB.
The aim of #MicroBizMatters Day is that business owners should give a little time to help other business owners kick off the New Year. Business owners nationwide are encouraged to provide 12 hints or tips, make a 12-minute video supporting another business, buy 12 items from a microbusiness or follow 12 new start-ups on Twitter.
Originally launched in 2003, WordPress has grown to become the most popular content management system (CMS) in the world. Today, WordPress is used by more than 74 million sites that publish new posts every second. This widely used CMS has become a favorite among businesses because of how powerful of a tool it is. Just how powerful is WordPress exactly? Check out the following 5 Reasons why WordPress is Ideal for StartUps.
When you think of Kanye West, business acumen is probably not the first thing that springs to mind but with 21 million albums sold and over 100 million digital downloads, you will be forgiven for questioning if there is anything you can learn from Kanye West that can be applied to starting up your business.
Becoming a successful entrepreneur is all about planning. Setting a clear path to success for yourself can be achieved by deciding on your goals, building a strong network around you and securing start-up capital. Our five steps to becoming a successful entrepreneur will give you all the practical to take your startup idea and create your own successful business.
So you want to start a business but don’t know where and how to start, don’t panic – you are not the first. With the economy now more suited to startups than ever before, more people than ever before have found the “job” they always wanted is not actually for them. Others have come to the conclusion that they would rather create work they love, constructed to fit with their own life goals. No matter what the motivation is to be your own boss, you can start today.
Taking that first step to becoming a startup entrepreneur could be daunting if you don’t do your research. Your knowledge might not be at the same level as those who’ve been in the business for twenty years and that may scare you. No need to worry though as our 5 essential books for tomorrow’s startup entrepreneur will get your mind in the right shape for the road ahead.